The other day I received an old German speller that I’d purchased on ebay that was published in 1832. The front cover of the book was quite unattractive, but the back had this beautiful rooster artwork. I scanned it, cleaned it up in Photoshop, removing the lettering, and flopped the image to appear as a book front, leaving a nice area at the bottom to add your own text for digital collage work or any other craft idea.The inside cover’s layout was full of beautiful woodcut animal illustrations.With some of the animals, I designed free printable book plates. Click on the image just below to access the FREE PDF file and print to full sheet label stock (to create adhesive labels) or to plain paper to use with other adhesives, such as paper glue, spray adhesive, etc. Add a name to the white box areas digitally on each before printing or leave blank for hand personalizing. Print several copies of the set and cut out individual bookplates along the faint cut-lines.For gift-giving, use the trimmed away band at the bottom of one of the sheets to wrap around the stack of cut bookplates. Place a blank card on top of the stack for writing a message on, and another blank on the bottom facing out to hide the label backing paper. Cut out one of the animal squares at the bottom of the sheet to seal off the wrapped band in the back.These are a quick and easy gift to keep on hand or print & trim on-demand for sharing with your dinner hosts, teachers and other friends during the upcoming holiday seasons. Make extra for your own library or remove the Ex Libris text and you have a set of blank labels for other things!If you’re giving these as a gift, you can use wrapping as fun, unique and creative as the present. Here are some awesome options for custom gift packaging. Here’s another image with several of the other animals included for your craft and design projects!As always, all are welcome to use free images from my blog for personal or commercial crafts. I only ask that you not resell the images themselves.